Dante Alighieri

La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri, novamente corretta e spiegata e difesa da F.B.L.M.C. Cantica I [-III].

Rome, Antonio Fulgoni, 1791.

Three volumes, 4° (273 x 193 mm). Printed on blue paper. xxviii, 502, [2]; 523, [1]; xii, 541, [1], 16 pages. Title-pages uncounted in the foliation and collation, with two engraved medallion portraits of Dante. Three engraved plates, showing the maps of Hell (vol. 1), Purgatory (vol. 2) and Paradise (vol. 3). Contemporary uniform binding in vellum over pasteboards. Spines with five raised bands. Titles in gold on double lettering-piece. At the foot paper label with the early shelmark ‘9.2.3-5'. Pale green silk bookmarks, red edges. Damaged the lower board edges of the first and third volumes. A very fine, wide-margined copy. Occasional and minor spots.

Provenance: Livio Ambrogio collection.

An exceptional copy printed on blue paper of the first complete edition of the Commedia appeared in Rome, with che commentary by Baldassarre Lombardi (1718-1802).